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German Chancellor Merkel testifies on NSA spy scandal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted to technical and organisational errors pertaining to the 2013 NSA spying scandal, but denies knowing the extent of US-German cooperation in the affair unti

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted to technical and organisational errors pertaining to the 2013 NSA spying scandal, but denies knowing the extent of US-German cooperation in the affair unti

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Whistleblowers - Heroes or traitors?

Telling truth about power is a risky business, with exile or worse for those who blow state or commercial secrets. Often seen as heroes by the public, the states they expose more often than not consid

Telling truth about power is a risky business, with exile or worse for those who blow state or commercial secrets. Often seen as heroes by the public, the states they expose more often than not consid

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Chelsea Manning: Crimes and Consequences

Chelsea Manning has been granted clemency by President Barack Obama, as one of the final acts of his Presidency.

Chelsea Manning has been granted clemency by President Barack Obama, as one of the final acts of his Presidency.

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Trump team confirms advisor's call with Russian envoy

Claims that Michael Flynn spoke several times to Russia's ambassador as the US imposed sanctions has fuelled queries on Trump's Kremlin links.

Claims that Michael Flynn spoke several times to Russia's ambassador as the US imposed sanctions has fuelled queries on Trump's Kremlin links.

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Opinion - Head for the Bunkers?

In August 2015, I tweeted that if Donald Trump were to be elected President of the United States, we would have to “head for the bunkers.” There we are.

In August 2015, I tweeted that if Donald Trump were to be elected President of the United States, we would have to “head for the bunkers.” There we are.

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Pardon Snowden campaign launched

Edward Snowden campaigners have launched a push for a pardon by the US president.

Edward Snowden campaigners have launched a push for a pardon by the US president.

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New reports of US spying on German government officials

German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that new allegations of US spying on senior German government officials’ telephones need to be

German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that new allegations of US spying on senior German government officials’ telephones need to be

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WikiLeaks: France says 'Non' to Assange asylum request

An asylum plea from Julian Assange has been rejected by France. “My life is in danger,” the WikiLeaks founder wrote in Le Monde newspaper on Friday

An asylum plea from Julian Assange has been rejected by France. “My life is in danger,” the WikiLeaks founder wrote in Le Monde newspaper on Friday

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Wikileaks: Top German officials targeted by NSA

A new chapter has opened in the NSA spying scandal in Germany with fresh revelations that the US agency spied on top German officials. Wikileaks

A new chapter has opened in the NSA spying scandal in Germany with fresh revelations that the US agency spied on top German officials. Wikileaks

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WikiLeaks: NSA spied on French ministers and business too

The online whistleblower, which alleged last week that the US spy agency had bugged recent French presidents, now claims that finance ministers and top companies were targeted too.

The online whistleblower, which alleged last week that the US spy agency had bugged recent French presidents, now claims that finance ministers and top companies were targeted too.

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'Le snooping': WikiLeaks claim US spied on 3 French presidents

French President François Hollande has said his country “will not tolerate” any acts which threaten the security of France. The president issued the

French President François Hollande has said his country “will not tolerate” any acts which threaten the security of France. The president issued the

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USA 'Freedom Act' spying programme explained

US intelligence services’ sweeping surveillance powers, controversially exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, expired on Monday (June 1). The

US intelligence services’ sweeping surveillance powers, controversially exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, expired on Monday (June 1). The

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US spying powers suspended after Senate setback

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has temporary lost its authority to collect bulk phone records. The surveillance programme made public by

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has temporary lost its authority to collect bulk phone records. The surveillance programme made public by

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US Senate fails to act over controversial surveillance laws

The US Senate has failed to reach a deal over extending anti-terrorist laws that let its security services collect phone data. It means the law known

The US Senate has failed to reach a deal over extending anti-terrorist laws that let its security services collect phone data. It means the law known

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US Senate blocks blocks measure to extend surveillance bill

The US senate has blocked a measure to extend spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records. The vote of 54 to 45 failed to reach the

The US senate has blocked a measure to extend spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records. The vote of 54 to 45 failed to reach the

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US Congress takes first step against massive data collecting by NSA

US Congress has moved a step closer to introducing the USA Freedom Act after the House of Representatives approved the bill. If passed by the Senate

US Congress has moved a step closer to introducing the USA Freedom Act after the House of Representatives approved the bill. If passed by the Senate

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Merkel defends BND amid NSA spy scandal

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made her first public comments on a spying scandal that has gripped the nation for weeks. The country’s

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made her first public comments on a spying scandal that has gripped the nation for weeks. The country’s

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Thomas Drake - USA obsession with getting data

In this interview Thomas Drake talks about how the Snowden revelations show the US surveillance obsession with collecting all data in a post-9/11 era.

In this interview Thomas Drake talks about how the Snowden revelations show the US surveillance obsession with collecting all data in a post-9/11 era.

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MEPs reject Green asylum call for Snowden.

MEPs have rejected a demand from the European Green Party that urged EU governments to grant asylum to whistleblower Edward Snowden. The move came

MEPs have rejected a demand from the European Green Party that urged EU governments to grant asylum to whistleblower Edward Snowden. The move came